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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful church, which was packed for a carol concert the day of our visit. Really humbling to sit in a pew and marvel.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

On our visit to Wells we by chance visited the cathedral on the Saturday afternoon to find the choir rehearsing for their Christmas Carol Service that evening. The acoustics were amazing and the cathedral itself is beautiful. A place worth returning to.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a beautiful place, I am not religious, and unlike my wife usually shy away from religious places, but this must be one of the most beautiful buildings that I have ever seen. It is a must if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Absolutely stunningly beautiful, completed in 1508 with over 500 years of Wow factor. Btw the cafe and gift shop are excellent.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Your visiting wells or passing through. You have to spend an hour looking around the cathedral. It will be a visit that will stay with you forever, the architecture the history the whole mood of this place sets you abuzz with history.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A very interesting visit. Guide was well informed and loved her job. The building is spectacular and is a must if you are in the area. The history of the construction phase of the cathedral was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a unique place where you can watch and listen to evensong and other choral music. Absolutely stunning architecture. See this then walk round to the Bishops Palace and Vicars Close. If you go on a Saturday see the lively market where local producers sell their goods. Wells is a friendly place I love it here.!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We attended Wells to attend an evening concert at the Cathedral. We had not been to the area before so decided to have a look around the building during the day. The architecture can only be described as stunning and as a venue for a musical concert - awesome! This combined with The Bishops Palace and Wells itself made for... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very spectacular building with much to see. The arches, tracery and ceilings are amazing. Some very old stained glass windows at the east end. The Wells clock, which dates from 1390 and is the second oldest original working clock in the world and has moving figures every quarter hour, is well worth seeing. The high altar fronts are displayed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've been coming here now and then for over forty years and it's still an astonishing building to visit. The last time, a few days ago, was for the Advent service. After queueing for an hour, we were handed candles by the friendly staff. After the lights went out at the beginning of the service when the medieval clock had... More 

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